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Home comforts : the art and science of keeping house

Author: Cheryl Mendelson
Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ranging from suggestions for the care of musical instruments to maintaining home safety, a celebration of and guide to the finer points of home-keeping offers a contemporary, creative, and positive take on a traditional subject.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cheryl Mendelson
ISBN: 068481465X 9780684814650 9780743272865 0743272862
OCLC Number: 41612500
Description: x, 884 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Beginnings --
My Secret Life --
Easing into a Routine --
Neatening --
Food --
The Whys and Wherefores of Home Cooking --
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner --
Serving Meals --
Stimulating Beverages --
The Center of a Dwelling --
Kitchen Culture --
To Market, to Market --
Cold Comfort --
Bread and Honey --
Safe Food --
Cloth --
The Fabric of Your Home --
Transformations --
The Natural Fibers --
The Man-Made Fibers and Blends --
Fabrics That Work --
Carefully Disregarding Care Labels --
Gathering, Storing, and Sorting Laundry --
Laundering --
Drying the Laundry --
Ironing --
Folding Clothes and Linens --
How to Launder Tricky Items --
Common Laundry Mishaps and Problems --
Sanitizing the Laundry --
Removing Stains from Fabrics --
Cleanliness --
The Air in Your Castle --
Peaceful Coexistence with Microbes --
The Chemistry of Household Cleaning --
Aprons, Rags, and Mops --
Dust and Dust Mites --
Vacuuming, Sweeping, and Dusting --
Textile Furnishings --
Floors and Furniture of Wood and Woodlike Materials --
Resilient Floors --
Ceramic Tile --
Stone --
Man-Made Solid Surfaces and Other Plastics --
Bathrooms --
Pipes and Drains --
Walls, Ceilings, Woodwork, and Windows --
China and Crystal --
Metals --
Caring for Jewelry --
Daily Life --
Kindly Light --
Fireplaces --
Some Quiet Occupations --
Sewing --
Caring for Books --
Music --
Images and Recordings --
Home Offices and Computers --
Pets --
Sleep --
The Cave of Nakedness --
Beds and Bedding --
Closets for Clothes and Linens --
Safe Shelter --
Being Prepared --
Fire --
Electrical Safety --
Slips and Falls --
Further Miscellaneous Safety Rules --
Poisons, Hazardous Substances, and Proper Disposal of Hazardous Household Wastes --
Additional Safety Measures for Children --
Formalities --
Understanding Your Castle --
Too Late to Say You're Sorry --
Promises, Promises --
Domestic Employment Laws --
Working with Household Help --
Insurance --
Fond Records.
Responsibility: Cheryl Mendelson ; illustrations by Harry Bates.
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Ranging from suggestions for the care of musical instruments to maintaining home safety, a celebration of and guide to the finer points of home-keeping offers a contemporary, creative, and positive take on a traditional subject.

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